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The strength of your gentleness at work

Tread softly my dear.   You’re doing the best you can.  Life is throwing so much at you right now.  And you’re catching everything with your heart, your mind, your soul.   You fear touching so much at once.  How much space do you have to keep facing the worry, the pain, the fear?   You’ve done it before you know.  Don’t forget that.   Be gentle my love.  Be gentle with yourself.  Be gentle with others.   You’re so capable.  Be patient.  And know you’ll make time for what you want most in life.   You need to face…

How to build confidence to start your own business

Just have confidence.  Believe in yourself.  You’ve likely heard these expressions before.  You’ve maybe repeated them in front of the mirror multiple times a day.  In theory, they represent a solid plan.  But how do you cultivate enough confidence to make your career change a reality?  What does enough confidence even look like? Having “confidence”…

What is your daily commitment?

Commitment. The word brings about all sorts of responses, from fuzzy warm feelings to sweat-inducing panic.  Yet a daily commitment — call it routine, practice, a treat, self care, or just “me time” — is instrumental to productivity, creativity, confidence, and wellbeing. This regular practice doesn’t need to be elaborate or time consuming.  Roll out…

Why friendship and community at work is important for everyone.

Ever feel disconnected or completely alone on the job?  Interested in building bridges and establishing healthy, fulfilling professional relationships?  More than likely, you have a bright, diverse community right outside of your personal office space.  Perhaps it’s time to reach out and discover the beauty, delight, talent, and knowledge in others. First things first: I’m…

On the edge of burnout? Here’s how to avoid going over

When Arianna Huffington collapsed at her desk and woke up in a pool of blood with a broken cheekbone and an eye that needed four stitches, the gig was up.  Sleep deprivation and exhaustion, two common signs of burnout, had caused her to crash face first into her desk.  It was an extreme wake up…

FEAR – false expectations appearing real

When I was in college I spent a summer interning at a non-profit.  One of the therapists, Lisa, soon became a mentor to me.  She met her clients where they were, even if it was dangerous.  Sometimes that was in a trap house.  Other times, she spoke with patients while they were out of their…

5 strategies to burst through the 4pm flop

You’ve powered through your day.  You’ve sent emails, made phone calls, and written reports.  You only have one more work hour left in your day, two at the most. And then it hits. At 3:55pm, all of a sudden, you slide down in your chair, yawn, and realise you’ve been staring out the window for…

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I’m so tired I can’t think straight.  That was the thought confronting me at 11 am this morning.  I hadn’t even made it to the afternoon slump, and I was…

MISS013: Negotiating with Confidence with Nicole Davidson

Nicole is a specialist in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. She coaches individuals and groups to improve their outcomes and runs group training to build skills. As a qualified lawyer…

Let your ambition guide you toward success and happiness

List five words you would use to describe yourself. Don’t worry about what you think others’ perception is of you.  Instead, look deep inside, and write down the words that…

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Do what works for you

“You do you” is heard often these days.  What it means is that you should be as authentic as possible and make good use of your distinctive talents.  It’s good…

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MISS006: Leadership and Lyrics with Ruth Picker

Ruth Picker is a highly regarded leader in the accounting industry in Australia and Internationally, and I had the pleasure of working with her when I first started working in…

What to do when you feel tired. every. single. day.

Self-care is one of those buzzwords that’s heard everywhere and has probably started to get on your nerves a bit.  And that’s fine. You can just call it something else….

Stop pursuing perfection and start pursuing progress

Perfection is an illusion. What is considered to be perfect today can be found to be less than tomorrow when someone goes just 1% over the previous ‘perfect’ mark. Tying…